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October 27, 2016, 5:35 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple and LG partner to create LG UltraFine 5K display, with built-in camera, speakers, and USB-C that can be used for charging; display costs $1.3K, ships Dec.  —  During today's event, Apple announced that it has teamed up with LG to create 4K and 5K UltraFine Displays specifically designed …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
MacBook Pro hands-on: Touch Bar is well-integrated into apps like Mail and Photos, and with a matte finish it's not too bright to be distracting  —  I'm sold on the Touch Bar  —  The new MacBook Pro is here — literally available for preorder today — and I've just tried it.
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple debuts 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar aimed at MacBook Air users, with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, slightly less powerful GPU, CPU; ships today for $1.5K  —  Same weight, way more power, but a Pro price tag  —  Alongside the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple just introduced a third …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Apple announces TV app for Apple TV and iOS coming in December, will act as a single place for accessing shows, movies, and live events from across apps  —  One app to rule them all  —  Apple may not be building its own TV, but it at least has its own TV guide.  Sort of.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Apple's New TV App Won't Have Netflix or Amazon Video  —  The Apple TV has a new app, called simply TV, that promises to help make sense of the 1600 video content providers that have apps on the platform.  It looks useful and great, but it's missing two key pieces toward becoming a truly useful streaming sifter: Netflix and Amazon.
More: Gizmodo and ConsumeristTweets: @dbreunig
Vine:
Twitter says it is discontinuing the Vine mobile app “in the coming months”  —  Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold.  Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we'll be discontinuing the mobile app.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Alphabet reports Q3 2016 revenue of $22.4B, up 20% YoY, as cost-per-click declines 11% YoY  —  Alphabet's strategy of trying to stuff the difference between declining mobile advertising value with additional clicks appears to still be paying off as the company once again showed Wall Street …
Tweets: @cnbcnow
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports Q3 2016 revenue of $616M, beating expectations of $606M, as MAUs increase to 317M from 313M last quarter  —  With Twitter's acquisition hopes essentially dead, the company now seems it's on its own to fend for itself and needs to figure out a way to build a reasonable and profitable business.
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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm announces it will acquire automotive chipmaker NXP semiconductors for $47B in cash  —  NXP would allow Qualcomm to diversify away from smartphones  —  Target is largest maker of semiconductors used in cars  —  Qualcomm Inc., the largest maker of mobile-phone chips …

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